House Democrats seek to stop lawmakers from carrying guns on Capitol Hill for protection

Gun Rights

Nick Givas, DCNF Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina said Democrats are trying to erode the Second Amendment by limiting lawmakers’ ability to carry a firearm for protection on Capitol Hill. Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was nearly killed when a madman opened fire on him and his political colleagues on a baseball field. “We have to look at the words of Hawaiian [Democratic] Sen. [Mazie] Hirono this week that Democrats know and are smarter than their voters,” Duncan said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “They are trying to create a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Since 1967 members of Congress have been able to carry firearms onto this Capitol Hill campus,” he continued. “There hasn’t been a problem in 50 years as you pointed out. And so the curtain has been pulled back on the progressive agenda,” he said. “You look at who is pushing this — [California Democratic Rep.] Jared Huffman. But then you have the words of [Democratic Rep.] Eric Swalwell from California who debated Tucker Carlson on your show about his desire to have the government confiscate guns and do a government buy back program. It’s all about gun control for the [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi Democrats in this Congress.” Duncan said the measure would be a rule change and would need to be approved by a board of Capitol Police officers and the congressional sergeant at arms. “It’s a rule change and what effect it will have is really up to […]

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